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Today Steve Ballmer, Satya Nadella, and Mark Hurd, President of Oracle Corp., announced a new partnership between the companies.
As a result of this partnership, UK universities and enterprise customers now have an have increased choice and flexibility for deploying Oracle workloads onto Windows Server, Windows Azure, or a hybrid of both. Many UK Universities have Windows Server running Oracle workloads on premises, they now will be able to run those workloads in Hyper-V virtualized environments or Windows Azure, with full certification and support from Oracle.
What this means:
This makes Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V the only non-Oracle hypervisor that Oracle supports. This also makes Windows Azure the only properly licensed and fully supported public cloud option for Oracle customers. For more details see http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/windows-server/default.aspx